southernflyangler.com

Fly Fishing in the Southeastern US
It is currently Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:52 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: screwed on poppers
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:20 am 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:50 pm
Posts: 2614
Location: the metropolis of Wagener
I was happy thinking I had gotten a good deal on some pre-shaped popper bodies....here is a pic from the seller...

Image

I was thinking the "sneaky pete" shaped ones were about a size 6 or 8 and the cup faced ones were maybe closer to 3/4" in diameter....good for bass. They arrived and I asked the wife to shoot me a pic of them.....

Image

I'm thinking ...."yeah...these are good" :D

Then I got home and saw what I had actually bought :twisted:

Image

Image

next to the typical size 6 poppers I tie for brim.....

Image

they look like size 14's or 16's :(

I guess I'll tie a bunch up anyway.....they'll be good for those teeny little fish like Aaron catches :o

In the meantime....I've ordered a bunch more of the corks like the one on the hook.....I guess I'll have to turn em' myself on the lathe....what a pain :roll:

_________________
"The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." William Humphrey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: screwed on poppers
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:59 am 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:56 pm
Posts: 1621
Location: Marshall NC
Take the bullet shaped ones and use them for the body of a 'Bluegill' Humpy.

_________________
Brad_S
I love my son.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: screwed on poppers
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:03 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:50 pm
Posts: 2614
Location: the metropolis of Wagener
Brad....my main concern is that too many gills will get gut hooked with such small poppers....which is why I think I'm gonna do these little ones on barbless hooks to make it easier to extract them without unneccesary harm to the fish.

you do have me curious though....what is the "bluegill humpy" got any pics??

_________________
"The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." William Humphrey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: screwed on poppers
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:08 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:56 pm
Posts: 1621
Location: Marshall NC
Tom the idea, copied from others, is to use foam or cork to make the abdomen. The traditional Humphy seems to swamp pretty quick in still water and ponds. The buoyant material helps with that. I don't seem to have a pic but I'll try to get one soon. Bluegill will eat them especially as a beetle.

_________________
Brad_S
I love my son.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: screwed on poppers
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:46 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:50 pm
Posts: 2614
Location: the metropolis of Wagener
I get it....just was'nt sure....nothing turned up on google. Might be an idea to use some of them up. :)

_________________
"The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." William Humphrey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: screwed on poppers
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:06 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout

Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:42 am
Posts: 880
Location: Charlotte
overbrook wrote:
Brad....my main concern is that too many gills will get gut hooked with such small poppers....


overbrook wrote:
Iw..they'll be good for those teeny little fish like Aaron catches :o


You are correct -- won't be an issue with the few small fish I manage to catch. Send your extras my way.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
phpBB - Creating Communities
Vista theme by HelterSkelter © 2007 ForumImages
Vista images © 2007 Microsoft

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict Valid CSS!